OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill Friday into law that would impose a fee on tickets for the Oklahoma City Thunder games and other professional sporting events.
The bill, authored by Republican Rep. Leslie Osborne, imposes a $1 fee on the sale of tickets less than $50.
A fee of $2 will be added to tickets of $50 or more.
Professional sporting events covered by the measure include:
- Arena football
Osborn says her bill should raise around $2.6 million, helping to fill the nearly $900 million budget hole.
Those who were against the bill believed it would hurt working-class families rather than the wealthy.
The act will become effective on July 1, 2017.